Meet our Summer Intern

2018 Summer Intern

Nick Atherton was hired in May as the newest member of the Nine Mile Creek team. He will work as an intern for the District through the summer.

Nick joins the District after having served as a two-time Americorps member, a US Forest Service intern, and a natural resource inspector with the City of Minnetonka. A Vermonter by heritage, he hopes to apply his interests in land use history, forest ecology, and sustainable resource management to his role as 2018’s summer intern. When not working to protect and promote water resources, Nick can be found around the Twin Cities on his bike, fishing from his canoe, or concocting novel spice blends in his kitchen. Following this summer’s internship, Nick plans to attend the University of Minnesota’s Master of Public Policy degree program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where he intends to study environmental policy and nonprofit management.